Arthur A. Krantz

For more than 20 years prior to his appointment, Krantz represented unions, employees and nonprofits in litigation, arbitration and administrative cases, and he worked on law reform, organizing, negotiation, and strategic campaigns to effect social change. Krantz did this work as an associate and partner at Leonard Carder, LLP.

Krantz is a pro bono asylum attorney and an Executive Committee Member of the Labor & Employment Law Section of the California Lawyers Association (formerly the State Bar of California). He is a frequent presenter at conferences and has contributed to numerous publications. Krantz has mentored many public interest attorneys and stakeholders in labor-management relations. He also has served as a lecturer and practitioner-adviser at UC Berkeley School of Law.

Krantz received his B.A. from Yale University and his J.D. from NYU School of Law, where he was a Root Tilden Public Interest Scholar. As a student, Krantz worked in his college dining hall and was a shop steward for UNITE HERE Local 35, as well as a member of the union's contract negotiating committee. After law school, Krantz served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Ellen Bree Burns at the United States District Court, District of Connecticut.

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